Today BMW M is introducing the next chapter in its current M4 line-up – the hardcore 2025 BMW M4 CS. The new M4 CS follows the formula we’ve seen with the previous generation by reducing weight, adding more and honing the car for a more focused driving experience o the road and track.

The headline might be the 543 horsepower but given our experience with the nearly identical M3 CS, we can tell you the chassis modifications might be just as important. As with the M3 CS, the M4 CS with all wheel drive and automatic. BMW will claim this is how they’re able to get a 0-60 time of only 3.2 seconds. But there will be those who will look at this car and long for the days of the manual M4 CS.

BMW M4 CS – Pricing and Availability

The base MSRP of the 2025 BMW M4 CS is $123,500 plus $1,175 destination and handling. Production begins at Plant Dingolfing in July 2024 which should mean we’ll see the first deliveries in the US by late summer.

The debut for the M4 CS is set for Friday, May 10, at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Laguna Seca in the United States and the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps World Endurance Car race in Europe. The M4 CS will be produced at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing from July 2024, with order books opening at the end of May.

In terms of positioning, the M4 CS sits neatly between the M4 Competition Coupe with M xDrive and the limited-run M4 CSL. It’s a showcase of BMW M’s Motorsport heritage and technical expertise, designed for everyday driving with the capability to shine on the track.

The 3-litre inline-six engine, mated with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and M xDrive all-wheel drive, is key to laying down the 3.2 seconds to 60 mph. According to BMW it’s also key in getting the M4 CS around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in only 7:21.99.

The engine in the M4 CS is a higher-output version of the S58 unit used in the current M3/M4 series. It features a robust crankcase, a forged lightweight crankshaft, and a 3D-printed cylinder head core for optimized cooling. The engine’s power delivery is complemented by a spirited exhaust note from its titanium rear silencer, enhancing the M4 CS’s track-oriented character.

The M4 CS comes with M Compound brakes as standard, with optional M Carbon ceramic brakes for enhanced stopping power. It rides on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear forged M alloy wheels with high-performance tyres, ready for both road and track. Carbon fibre plays a significant role in reducing the M4 CS’s weight, with a carbon fibre roof, bonnet, front splitter, and rear diffuser contributing to a 77-pound weight reduction compared to the M4 Competition Coupe.

Inside, the M4 CS features M Carbon bucket seats, providing both comfort and support for spirited driving. The BMW Curved Display with M-specific graphics and the latest BMW iDrive operating system offer intuitive controls and a driver-focused experience.

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BMW M4 CS Specifications

                                                      BMW M4 CS
No. of doors/seats2 / 5
Length / Width / Height (in)189.0 / 75.5 / 55.1
Wheelbase (in)112.5
Track, front / rear (in)63.9 / 63.2
Ground clearance (in)4.8
Turning circle (ft)41.3
Fuel tank capacity (gal)15.6
Engine oil capacity (qts)7.4
Curb weight (lbs)3,902
GVWR (lbs)4,828
Luggage capacity (cu ft)15.5
Config. / no. cylinders / valvesInline / 6 / 24
Engine technologyM TwinPower Turbo technology with two mono-scroll turbochargers, indirect charge air cooling, high precision injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing
Capacity (cc)2,993
Stroke / bore (mm)90.0 / 84.0
Compression ratio (:1)9.3
Max output (hp @ rpm)543 @ 6,250-7,200
Max torque (lb-ft @ rpm)479 @ 2,750-5,950
Driving Dynamics and Safety
Suspension, frontAdaptive M suspension with double-joint spring strut axle in lightweight aluminum construction, M-specific kinematics and elastokinematics
Suspension, rearAdaptive M suspension with five-link axle in lightweight aluminum / steel construction, rear-axle subframe with rigid bolted connection to the body, M-specific elastokinematics
Brakes, frontM Compound brakes, vented, with six-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rearM Compound brakes, vented, with single-piston floating calipers
Driving stability systemsDSC including ABS, ASC, and M Dynamic Mode (MDM), can be switched off, integrated wheel slip limitation, CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Start-Off Assistant, Active M Differential
Safety equipmentAirbags for driver and passenger, side airbags for driver and passenger, head airbags, three-point inertia reel seatbelts, belt tensioner and belt force limiter, crash sensors, tire pressure indicator
SteeringElectric Power Steering (EPS) with M-specific Servotronic function and variable sport ratio
Steering ratio overall (:1)14.6
Tires front / rear275/35ZR19 100Y XL / 285/30ZR20 99Y XL
Rims, front / rear (in)9.5J x 19 forged light alloy / 10.5J x 20 forged light alloy
Type8-speed M STEPTRONIC transmission with Drivelogic
Gear ratiosI:15.000
Final Drive :13.154
Power to weight (lbs./hp)7.2
Output per liter (hp)181
Acceleration 0-60 mph (sec)3.2
Top Speed (mph)188